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Google Translate covers 99% of online population with 13 new languages

Posted by Lucy Brown Feb 26, 2016

Google Translate now supports 13 additional languages, bringing the total to over 100 (103 to be exact). According to Google’s estimate, the free translation service now covers an astonishing 99% of the online population.

Google Translate has come a long way. It first launched in 2006 using an early form of computer-assisted translation, based on information from dictionaries, grammar guides and other sources. The first language pair in April 2006 was English and Arabic, which was then followed by translations between English, Chinese and Russian in December 2006. The number of supported languages began to increase in 2007, and now, a decade later, the service has passed the 100 languages mark.

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Topics: Technology, Translation Technology, business

The Dynamic Difference: EN 15038 Quality Compliance

Posted by Lucy Brown Aug 24, 2015

Not all language service providers are created equal. Some offer low prices as their selling point, while others focus on speedy delivery. However, while price and turnaround times may be easy to assess, quality is a little trickier.

With the majority of everyday goods and services that you pay for, you can easily tell the quality of the end product. But when you receive a document that can be quite literally Greek to you, how can you be sure that your language service provider has supplied a good translation?

EN 15038 compliance is one way for you to know that your provider offers quality translations, as it means they adhere to a strict set of quality standards unique to the translation industry. Dynamic Language is proudly committed to the EN 15038 standard, in addition to ISO 9001:2008.

What is EN 15038?

EN 15038 is a quality standard developed especially for translation providers. Created by the European Committee for Standardization, it defines a process to ensure consistent quality in translations, with multiple steps and roles. An EN 15038 provider works only with linguists who are professionally qualified to undertake work to the latest industry standards. Simply put, it means that all your projects will be handled consistently, translated by only the most appropriately qualified staff, and held to the highest quality standards.

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Topics: Translation